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02/15/2018 3:41 PM

Protecting Workers From Chemical Exposure – Who Has Responsibility – OSHA or EPA?

Since the 2016 passage of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (“Lautenberg Act”), controversy has developed over the requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) for the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to make risk assessments and determine protection measures for workers. In December 2017, the EPA held a public meeting to discuss the framework it proposes to use for assessing new chemicals.

 
01/31/2018 4:24 PM

RegBrief: OSHA's Beryllium Rule

Most provisions of OSHA's January 9, 2017 beryllium final rule become enforceable for general industry on March 12, 2018. The construction and shipyard sector provisions are under review and have not taken effect.

 
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01/26/2018 11:00 PM

GA Update: State of OSH in the U.S. and what's on deck for OSHA in 2018

The latest GA Update cover OSHA's Safe + Sound Campaign, Trump's deregulation pushes, the latest on OSHA recordkeeping, and more.

 
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01/24/2018 1:41 PM

OSHA Contingency Plan for Suspension of Operations

In cases such as the recent U.S. government shutdown, occupational safety and health professionals may wonder what impact this will have on OSHA. The administration currently has a contingency plan in place for suspension of agency operations; it outlines the operations that will continue to be carried out in the event of a lack of appropriations.

 
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01/09/2018 3:33 PM

Department of Labor Releases Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda

On Dec. 14, 2017, the Department of Labor released its regulatory plan statement and agenda for Fall 2017. The comprehensive list, which is issued twice each year, covers the regulations the DOL plans to consider for proposal, prerule or final rule in the following 6- to 12-month period.

 
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12/27/2017 9:16 PM

Court Rejects Industry Challenges to OSHA Silica Standard

On Dec. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld OSHA’s silica dust standard. According to OSHA, about 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica dust at work.

 
12/19/2017 8:56 PM

ASSE prepared to help reverse trend of fatal workplace injuries

ASSE pledges to work with its extensive network of members and stakeholders to help address fatal occupational injuries that increased for the third straight year according to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, up 7 percent from 2015.

 
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12/18/2017 9:38 PM

OSHA Posts New Fact Sheets on Silica in Construction

OSHA has issued a new series of revised fact sheets to help employers comply with OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standards for construction.

 
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11/28/2017 9:04 PM

OSHA Recordkeeping Deadline Pushed to Dec. 15

In a notice issued on Nov. 24, OSHA extended its injury reporting deadline initially set for Dec. 1 by two weeks. The new deadline is Dec. 15. Extending the deadline will allow employers the full four-month reporting window originally intended when the agency updated injury and illness record keeping regulation in May 2016.

 
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11/28/2017 2:31 PM

OSHA Alliance Construction Roundtable: An Update

John Mroszczyk, ASSE's representative on the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, shares some industry statistics and highlights from a presentation to the group on preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders on construction work sites.

 
 
Results: 2149 Record(s) Found.

 
 

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